It has been many years since I have taken the pill, but I was of the impression that you needed to be careful until after your first cycle. Is that no longer the case?
And, as Anna said... always protect yourself from STD"s as well, and the pill does not do that.
Hope this helps,
Many manufacturers say you are protected after 7 days but when I worked family planning we had our girls take a full pack to be absolutely sure. I would recommend that you wait until you have taken a full pack and had your first period since starting the pills so wait until you are starting your second pack then you are protected against pregnancy. I would advise you to still have your partners wear a condom since the pill doesnt protect against STDs. You cannot always tell by looking who can be harboring an STD. Many men can carry STDs and have no symptoms themselves. Also, if you are ever on an antibiotic, it lessens the effectiveness of the Pill so you have to use a back up (like a condom) while you are on the antibiotic and for 14 days after to be safe again.
It is your life and it is up to you but virginity is a gift and should be given only in a special circumstance. Sex is much better when it is done with someone you love very much. Think long and hard before you give this special gift to someone who isnt willing to marry you before getting this gift. I know that it sounds silly but looking back on things, I really wish I would have waited for my husband instead of caving to pressure from the guy and peer pressure because it seemed that "everyone else was having sex" except me. Again, it is your life and I think it is very smart of you to at least wait until you are protected from pregnancy before giving in but think long and hard because the love of a husband is worth waiting for.
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